The ship VSS Unity with two pilots in 31 seconds included a rocket engine. During this time he developed a speed of 1.9 Mach number and gained altitude of about 35 kilometers.
American company Virgin Galactic billionaire Richard Branson has successfully tested spaceplane VSS Unity, which flew at supersonic speed. This was reported on the website of the company on Wednesday, may 30.
The tests deemed successful, took place at the landfill in the Mojave desert in California. During the flight, a ship with two pilots separated from the carrier aircraft WhiteKnightTwo, then 31 seconds included a rocket engine. During this time he developed a speed of 1.9 Mach number and gained altitude of about 35 kilometers.
The purpose of the test VSS Unity called development of flight control systems of the vehicle in the supersonic regime. During the recent tests in the spaceplane was already integrated passenger seat and associated equipment.
The first test VSS Unity in the supersonic regime took place on 5 April this year. Then the ship was able to reach speeds of 1.87 Mach number. The previous 11 flights of the spaceplane took place from February 2016 passed without the inclusion of the rocket engine.
Before that always fell: in Russia boasted video run badly flying missiles “Bulava” (video)
Russia finally managed to hold a successful launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile “Bulava”, which previously ended in a fiasco.
The Russian defense Ministry released a video of the launch of four missiles, which took place on 22 may with the underwater cruiser of strategic appointment of the project 955 “Borey” “Yury Dolgoruky”.
The launch was made from underwater position during a training exercise in the waters of the White sea. According to the Agency, the missile successfully hit the target at the range “Kura” on Kamchatka.
“Confirmed the tactical and technical characteristics and reliability of the missile submarine of strategic purpose of the project 955 “Borey” and a ship rocket complex “Bulava”, – stated in the message.
It is noted that salvo firing so many missiles on submarines of this project was performed for the first time.
India will not stop military-technical cooperation with Russia
India is not going to curtail military-technical cooperation with Russia amid tightening us sanctions.
This statement was made by defence Minister of India Nirmala Sitaraman, reports Times of India.
“As all our obligations to the United States, we clearly explained that the cooperation of Russia and India in the defense sector continues for a long time, these relations are time-tested.
We have said that the law “About the opposition of the enemies of America with the help of sanctions” cannot affect cooperation with Russia”, – assured the press-conference the official.
Sitaraman added that the talks on deliveries of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 to India are in the final stages.
It is expected that the question of deliveries of s-400 “Triumph” for the Indian air force will be discussed at the meeting of Ministers of India and USA in a format “2+2”, which will be held next month.
Official sources say that the agreement will be announced at the annual meeting, the Prime Minister of India Narendra modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which will take place in October, the newspaper notes.